Welcome to the Inspiring Women campaign!

We are so grateful for you and the difference you’ve made in the lives of our Star Scholars during our Inspiring Women: Transformation celebration and fundraising event.

We hope you felt inspired by the stories of transformation you heard from Susan, Alondra, and Christina-Marie. These remarkable women have shown strength, courage, and determination on their path to completing their college degrees and achieving living-wage careers. They are driven not only to achieve economic stability for themselves and their families, but also to pay it forward and make a difference for others. Each year, WWIN welcomes more than 100 Star Scholars from diverse walks of life, just like these three inspiring women.

Thank you for celebrating transformation with us – and for all you do each day to help women achieve their dreams.


is at the heart of each Star Scholar’s Story

Our Star Scholars

Star Scholar: Alondra

Alondra’s dreams are fueled by her family’s long legacy of hard work, ambition, and hope for a better future. A proud Mexican American woman and first-generation college student, Alondra is motivated to set a positive example of leadership, activism, and community-building for other young people. With support from WWIN, she is now nearing her college graduation with a degree in Business Administration and Management – an achievement that has been generations in the making. You helped make this milestone possible and transform the future for Alondra, her family, and countless others who are inspired by her example.

Star Scholar: Christina-Marie

Christina-Marie always knew that something was different about the way she experienced the world and communicated with others, but it wasn’t until one of her youngest children was identified as Autistic that the pieces finally fit together. Finding her Autistic identity provided both clarity and purpose. As a WWIN Star Scholar, Christina-Marie is pursuing a degree in Psychology with a goal of achieving her doctorate and serving the Autistic community as a clinical provider – especially for women and nonbinary individuals. Your support enables Christina-Marie to realize her potential as a leader and fuels her dream to improve the quality of psychological services available for Autistic people.

Star Scholar: Susan

Faith in God inspires and sustains Susan, motivating her to use her Nursing skills to care for and improve the lives of others. Susan came to the United States alone at the age of nineteen, and she experienced significant financial hardship and homelessness before being accepted into the prestigious BSN program at the University of Washington. Her WWIN Star Scholarship was an answer to her prayers – and it has been a crucial part of her journey to economic stability, easing her financial worries and boosting her confidence. Today, thanks to your support, Susan is developing the Nursing and public health experience to change the lives of families (especially mothers and children) here in Seattle as well as in Kenya and other developing countries.

“Thank you for supporting WWIN – thanks to you, I am closer than ever to achieving my dreams!”.”

– Star Scholar, Alondra


As Champions, we have no limit on the number of people who can connect with WWIN. Our Scholars define Transformation and we champion their change and success.

Britni Babington

Amy  Barnes

Tricia Bolender

Cynthia  Garlough

Jenna Lange

Gail Lapasin

Shari   Leid

Julie Leingang

Shawn & Stephanie McCord

Kathleen Miller

Barbara Nelson

Robins Family

Cristina Serra

Jiawen Shi

Elizabeth Sholander

Nickie Smith

Bindu Sutaria

Liz Wan

Shining Stars

Donate $1,000 or more during WWIN’s March Campaign to become a Shining Star. Be the change, it starts with one woman!


Deb Frockt and Steve Alter

Amy Barnes and Noel Anderson

Lori and Jeff Cummings

Julie Elkington

Jasmine Farrier & Daniel Frockt

Jane Gallagher

Cynthia and Bob Garlough

Julie Grant

Ivy Edmonds – Hess

Nanette Latham

Shari Leid

Christian Manley

Kathleen and Dudley Miller

Diane Najm

Barbara Nelson

Margie Pietz

Kristi Robins

Christina Robins

Cristina Serra

Monique Scher

Elizabeth Sholander

Nickie and Nick Smith

Vicki and Michael Soule

Michelle Terry

Caitlin Townsend

Thank you!

to our early sponsors

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